In Review: Supergirl – Dangerous Liaisons

The Plot Thickens

Synopsis: On the eve of the worldwide launch of Andrea Rojas’s VR contact lenses, Kara and William team up on an investigation that exposes a terrorist plot. Kelly and Alex celebrate an anniversary, but Alex’s safety is in jeopardy.

Review: Supergirl finally drops all the cute and somewhat overdone relationship stuff and moves the story arc along.

The Story

Kara and William team up to investigate Andrew Rojas. William reveals that he thinks that she had his best mate killed by an assassin called Rip Roar. As things develop, Kara brings in the DEO to help with the investigation at which point a terrorist plot is unearthed.

Elsewhere, Lena Luther has managed to broker a deal with Malefic J’onzz to allow her to investigate his powers and find a way to simulate them in order to create a means by which to stop people from lying and hurting each other. Malefic asks only that she removes his psychic block so that he can kill his brother.

As far as the soap opera relationship stuff. This is thankfully isolated to mainly focus on Alex and Kelly, which is perhaps the most adult of the relationships on the show. Thankfully it doesn’t take over the plot too much.

Leviathan reveals themselves to Rojas.

The Acting

This week we get a pretty good performance from Staz Nair as journalist William Day. Much work is done on the character’s relationship with Kara, and a bridge of trust is built. The scene where he talks to Kara about his best friend being killed by Rip Roar and his understandable anger and frustration about that was really well done and goes some way to play into one of the reveals at the close of the episode.

Also, really strong this week was Phil LaMarr as Malefic J’onzz. LaMarr has been fairly consistent over his first few episodes on the series. But the scenes he shares with Katie McGrath’s Lena Luther are dripping with a murderous tension.

Overall

This for me has to be the strongest episode of the season to date. I loved the character-building moments between Kara and William and I also enjoyed the stuff that was going on with Leviathan, which Kara and the DEO are not aware of yet. I feel that if the seasons of this show were shorter it would make for much tighter storytelling and Leviathan would be the perfect arc to do it with if this were a perfect world.

I loved the terrorist plot thread and how that played out and the visual effects of the water flooding and Kara and J’onn J’onzz efforts to stop it was a fantastic sequence to watch.

9.4
Supergirl - Dangerous Liaisons
  • Story
    9.5
  • Acting
    9.7
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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